This act, a product of the Clinton administration, criminalizes
every lawful gun owner who travels with a firearm outside the home,
with a few narrow exceptions. It was never intended to do this,
and needs to be amended. Under the proposed amended act below, schools themselves would remain gun-free
zones, and the near-total gun ban this law erroneously creates in America would be corrected.
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SAN FRANCISCO gun-free school zones, from the city's own website
Aside from the unsavory contempt this law shows for the traditional American right to keep and bear arms, it creates a situation where the right to arms is effectively banned in populated areas. This is simply unacceptable and must be fixed. The needed amendment deletes 18 words from a legal definition, see it here. Guns will still be banned from school grounds under this amendment.
• We have here a textbook example of a bad law, a feel-good law,
with no crime fighting component, that never should have been passed in the first place
• Criminalizes the routine actions of half the population.
• Creates tens of millions of five-year federal crimes daily—
with no actual crime committed, only paper offense
• Utterly unenforceable, never intended to be enforced
Click this Talking Points link for a full understanding of what
Congress under Bill Clinton did to the Right To Keep And Bear Arms.